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Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan, Iwan Suyudhie Amri held a meeting with based entrepreneurs of Pakistan in Lahore on Wednesday (12/9). They discussed opening of trading house for marketing which is more massive in Indonesian various products in Pakistan. Lahore is the second biggest city in Pakistan with population 14 million people and the most prosperous city in Pakistan with GDP 2017 worth US$127 billion. Ambassador Iwan remarked that when observing the location and the information of businesspeople from Lahore, some products which have a great demand and marketing, are beauty products, perfume, kid clothes, baby clothes, adult clothes, stationeries, kid toys, electronic goods, fragile products, under-wears, cleanliness products and other consumer goods.

Indonesian Director General of Information and Public Diplomacy at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Cecep Herawan led Indonesian delegation of Indonesia-Russia at the 2nd Interfaith and Inter-media Dialogue (IID) which highlighted a theme 'Forging a Resilient State and Civil Society towards Religious Harmony'. The meeting was held at Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia (14/9). Chairman of Russian delegation, Konstantin Viktorovich Shuvalov appreciated Indonesia’s role in spreading out peace message through the event.  Shuvalov said that the forum, which was promoted by Indonesia, is the one for country to learn each other in growing tolerance and realizing harmony of pluralism. On the occasion, Director General Cecep Herawan expressed that the Indonesian government offers 5 scholarships to Russian youths who want to learn about Islam at State Islamic University in Indonesia and also to invite participation of Russia on Future Faith Leaders which is conducted by Indonesian Religious Affairs and Interfaith Youth Camp which is conducted by Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi held a bilateral meeting with her counterpart from Germany, Heiko Maas on Friday (14/9). The discussion focused on increasing economic cooperation of the two countries. Minister Retno also said that Germany is the biggest investor from Europe to Indonesia. In the tourism sector, there is the increase of German tourist visit which was very significant to Indonesia in 2017.  Related to the efforts of the two countries to increase economic cooperation, Minister Retno and Minister Maas welcomed the plan of the implementation of Asia Pacific Business Conference to be  held in Indonesia on November 2-3, 2018. The event will be attended by a number of great CEOs and entrepreneurs from Germany. In additional to holding the bilateral meeting, the two ministers opened Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) Chapter Berlin 2018; Europe becomes host of the implementation.  In 2018, BDF Chapter Berlin with the theme ‘Democracy and Migration’ which was viewed by Minister Retno, is very suitable to solve various challenges and to discuss democratic development in Asian and European region. This situation is faced by the two countries.

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